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Images Dated 18th December 1998

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Computer-enhanced Apollo 4 view of crescent Earth Featured 18 Dec 1998 Print

Computer-enhanced Apollo 4 view of crescent Earth

Crescent Earth. Computer-enhanced view of the Earth as taken from the Apollo 4 spacecraft, in orbit 17, 960 kilometres above the surface. The large amount of cloud cover makes it difficult to identify any surface features on the sunlit side. Apollo 4 was an unmanned test of the Apollo/Saturn V launcher combination. It was launched on 9 November 1967 into a low orbit. The third stage was then used to climb to over 18, 000 kilometers before heading back to Earth. The speed at re-entry was similar to that expected for Apollo flights returning from the Moon. This test validated the design of the crew capsule. The splashdown of Apollo 4 was on 9 November 1967